Get access

Reactivity of a Metastable Cobalt(III) Trisulfide Complex: Multiple C[BOND]H Functionalization of p-Xylene and Disulfides to Afford Photofunctional Cobalt Complexes

Authors

  • Masashi Maruyama,

    1. Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Matthias König,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy and Interdisciplinary Center for Molecular Materials (ICMM), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 3, Erlangen 91058 (Germany)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk M. Guldi,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy and Interdisciplinary Center for Molecular Materials (ICMM), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 3, Erlangen 91058 (Germany)
    • Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy and Interdisciplinary Center for Molecular Materials (ICMM), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Egerlandstrasse 3, Erlangen 91058 (Germany)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Prof. Dr. Eiichi Nakamura,

    1. Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Prof. Dr. Yutaka Matsuo

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan)
    Search for more papers by this author

  • This work was supported by the Funding Program for Next-Generation World-Leading Researchers (Y.M.) and the Bavarian Initiative “Solar Technologies Go Hybrid” (D.M.G.). M.M. gratefully acknowledges the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for the pre-doctoral research fellowship.

Abstract

original image

Unprecedented reactivity of a metastable cobalt trisulfide complex has been observed, and several direct C[BOND]S bond formation reactions by C[BOND]H functionalization were developed. These reactions produced a series of photofunctional motifs of sulfur-rich cobalt complexes (see picture). The measured photophysical properties of these complexes suggest promising molecular designs for photocurrent generating materials.

Get access to the full text of this article

Ancillary